Starting under the Finish Arch you’ll blast up past the Slate museum and through the beautiful Lagoons in Llanberis. You then have to tackle the steps up to the Quarry hospital before returning past Vivian quarry, back the way you’ve come and diverting towards transition.
Next on to the bike; cycle alongside Snowdon, climbing up the famous Llanberis mountain pass. You’ll first cycle past the historic Dinorwic Slate Quarry and on through Nant Peris; as the climb really starts to burn you’ll be able to distract your mind with the incredible mountains that surround you. Your turning point is the famous Pen y Gwryd Hotel where Hilary and Tenzing trained to take on Mount Everest. There's one final uphill struggle back to the top of Pen y Pass then it's down down down all the way back to Llanberis and transition with views all the way to Anglesey. The section from Nant Peris to Pen y Gwryd and back again is all on closed roads offering a unique opportunity to cycle on the famous pass without traffic passing.
With so much history the final tough 5.8 km run will have lots to keep you motivated as your legs complain. Running on some of the best trails around, you’ll go past Vivian Quarry, and head towards Dinorwic, before taking a short section of road in the direction of Fachwen. You’ll then turn steeply downhill through beautiful forests, with glimpses of Snowdon, past the Quarry Hospital and back along the home straight through the fields and to the finish line where a warm Always Aim High Events welcome will greet you.
Standard Price - Individual
Standard Price - Team
In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 15 years old to take part in this race.
Registration for the Sprint Duathlon will take place on Friday evening and also before the race on Saturday morning - we will confirm specific times in your Final Instructions, which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
Registration is usually located in Llanberis, on the field situated next to the Community Centre - LL55 4UR.
Wave Start Times
The first wave usually starts at 09.30. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.
Waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.
You'll be able to find out which wave you're in by logging onto the Live Tracker app ahead of the race. Details of this will be emailed to you along with the Final Instructions.
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and will close approximately 30 minutes before the first wave starts. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.
Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight.
Equipment left in Transition after it closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.
Cut Off Times
In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course there will be strict cut off times in place. A confirmation of specific cut off times will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.
You have a total of 20 minutes to complete your first run.
You have a total of 1 hour and 40 minutes to complete your bike.
You have a total of 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete your second run.
We hold a prize giving ceremony after the racing, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for information on any updates that come in over the tannoy. Sometimes the ceremony may be delayed and we wouldn't want you to miss out. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!
Prize Categories for the Sprint Duathlon are:
Individual (for both men and women)
Open - Top 3
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We are proud that all our events are bilingual. Signs, registration and commentary are available in English and Welsh.